Toronto City Council approves 2020 tax-supported budgets

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Residential Property Tax Up by 4.24% Toronto – Toronto City Council has unanimously approved a 2020 tax-supported operating budget of $11.6 billion and a 10-year tax-supported capital budget of $27.9 billion. The budget ensures the City is able to preserve all 150-plus existing services, while making new investments in key capital infrastructure, including significant funding for transit and housing. The …

Ontario Working On Priority Transit Projects

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Ontario – Following the signing of Memoranda of Understanding with select utility companies, Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation issued the following statement: “As a key step that supports the objectives of the Building Transit Faster Act, the Province of Ontario and Toronto Hydro, Hydro One and Enbridge, signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) to improve coordination as we move forward in implementing …

Consumer Prices Rose By 2.4% in January 2020

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The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 2.4% on a year-over-year basis in January, up from a 2.2% gain in December. Excluding gasoline, the CPI rose 2.0% in January. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the CPI rose 0.1% in January, following a 0.4% increase in December. Gasoline prices impacted by international events Gasoline prices increased by 11.2% year over year compared with January 2019, when oil prices were low as a result …

Cricket Canada Announces Men’s Senior Team Squad For Malaysia Hosted ICC CWC Challenge League A!

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Cricket Canada has announced the names of a strong fourteen member Men’s Senior Team Squad to participate in the 2020 International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup Challenge League A. The Tournament, which will be a part of the qualification process for the 2023 ICC Word Cup, will be held in Malaysia from March 14 – 27, 2020. Canada will …

Hydro One and Nipissing First Nation mark the 30-day countdown to the 2020 Little Native Hockey League tournament, the largest Indigenous hockey tournament in Ontario

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GARDEN VILLAGE, ON, February, 14, 2020 — Today, Hydro One announced it is returning as the presenting sponsor of the 49th Little Native Hockey League tournament. To mark the 30-day countdown to the event, Hydro One and Nipissing First Nation are encouraging teams to enter into the “Win As One Team” contest. Participants can enter online to share their team spirit …

Oath of Citizenship bill tabled in Parliament

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Proposed change will recognize rights of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples Ottawa – Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today introduced a Bill to amend the Citizenship Act to change Canada’s Oath of Citizenship. The bill responds to the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission by inserting text that refers to the rights of Indigenous Peoples. …